I think TCI actually had a return clause in his contract.Ridan_Remembered wrote: ↑Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:11 pm
What I'd like to know now is this...what is meant by "initiated the PROCESS to return Take Charge Indy?" If the Koreans have acquiesced to WinStar's right to bring him home, then WinStar should arrange for one or more of their reps (including a veterinarian) to fly over and bring him back ASAP. I realize they probably need to evaluate his physical condition, but the sooner the better. All the horses can't be saved, but at least get TCI out of this terrible situation as fast as possible:
This. And even if he is/was off a little, that might also not have anything to do with a major soundness issue or injury. Our horses at the barn ding themselves all the time... or it might be cellulitis, which can be chronic but manageable, or any of a lot of things.CorridorZ75 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:23 pmIs there a video of him limping? That bandage could just be covering a superficial wound or scrape while it heals, and jumping a mare wouldn't necessarily be a problem at all. Those type of bandages are always a bit bulky and can look moreso once they are stretched due the bending of the joint. It is telling that that the bandage does not go all the way up to the hock and so it would not be particularly supportive for a soft tissue injury (suspensory, tendon, etc). Of course bandages like that can be used immediately post-op to protect the incisions, but I doubt they would have him jumping mares right after surgery on a hind fetlock. He is, after all, a valuable stallion. I would be shocked to wander through the breeding sheds of America and not find a bandage or two. Horses are good at getting into scrapes.
While I'm happy that TCI is coming back too, he looks in good weight/condition in the photo provided, and I see nothing dire or terrible about either him or the mare or foal in that pic...?